Fox on tranquilizers

TeeVee says that the network of crap that is FOX at least had something going for it – they were the network of “why the hell not?” And it spawned some notable successes, including The X-Files and The Simpsons. But this season, FOX has dumped edgy for typical, including this little gem:

More familiar and theoretically comforting to anyone who’s happened to turn on a TV set over the last 20 to 30 years will be The O.C., a program about incredibly beautiful young people and the problems they face by virtue of living in a wealthy southern California enclave. If this sounds like somebody took Beverly Hills 90210, threw it on a flatbed truck and drove it 30 miles south down the 405, Fox would like to plant a big, sloppy kiss on your forehead.

Gag. First a crappy movie, and now this? People must really hate us.